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Attention 2016 Senior Band Members Last Changed

2016 Senior marching band members need to take their pictures June 15, 16 and 17. They should contact the school immediately for details and registration. The other picture date is during the July Band camp. It is important that students sign up for these dates now while they are available. 

New Equipment Trailer Sponsorship Form Last Changed

The Band program is in dire need of a new equipment trailer. Please help us purchase one by asking local businesses, family and friends to contribute some funds. 

All contributions are fully tax deductible but we need the money by July 1st if you want your name and/or logo to appear on the trailer wrap.

Click here to access the donation form. Thank you!

2015 Spirit of McIntosh Drum Majors Last Changed


Congratulations to the 2015 Drum Majors

Rachel Anders and Katie Luedecke


Flutapalooza Last Changed

Flute Opportunities

2015 USC Drum Major Clinic Last Changed
The 2015 USC Drum Major Clinic will be held June 18-20 for rising 10th-12th grade drum majors.
This clinic is designed with an emphasis on developing effective fundamental and advanced field conducting techniques, including a clear pattern, tempo control and proper display of musicianship through cueing.  Students will be divided into three levels of conducting instruction, including beginner, intermediate, and advanced.  The clinic will also feature a leadership session with Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser providing instruction on communication, peer leading and character development to enhance the quality of leadership duties within the band program.
The cost for each participant is $99.00 and includes lunch each day, a variety of marching band sores, Dr. Tim's Leadership Book and other instructional materials. Housing will not be provided, however area hotels can be recommended.  
All participants must be recommended by their high school band director (with Director signature required on Registration Form).
 -- Enrollment is limited to ensure individual instruction 

 -- Registration deadline is Friday, June 5.  Please encourage your students to register early. 

2015 Marching Band Contract Last Changed

All prospective members of the 2015 Spirit of McIntosh Marching Band need to complete this form and return it, along with the $275 first payment, to Ms. Baker by May 1st. 

Invitation for seniors planning to attend USC Last Changed

We are pleased to invite any senior band members who plan to attend USC this Fall to come experience the Carolina Band on Saturday, April 11 at the 2015 USC Garnet and Black Spring Football Game.

This attachment contains information regarding this event and instructions for students to Register by email to the USC Band Office.

Andrea Pouncey
Administrative Assistant
USC Bands 


Mercer Brass Camp - June 15th-17th, 2015 Last Changed

Mercer university School of music is please to announce the Townsend School of Music Brass Camp, June 15th-17th 2015.

Located in the beautiful McCorkle Music Building on the Macon campus, this day camp provides a great opportunity to improve your skills as a performer and musician. All middle and high school students in trumpet, French horn and low brass (trombone, euphonium, tuba) are eligible to apply.

The camp will run from noon to 5pm each day. REGISTRATION $125 For more information and to apply, visit 

 CAMP HIGHLIGHTS Enjoy master classes and private lessons with faculty Participate in brass chamber groups Learn how to practice and prepare for auditions Student concert on last day

FACULTY Dr. Tom Gibson Instructor of Trombone,Jay Hanselman Instructor of Horn, Jonathan Swygert Instructor of Trumpet, Eric Bubacz Instructor of Tuba

June 15-17, 2015

Application deadline June 1, 2015 

Congratulations District Honor Band Participants Last Changed

Congratulations to the 31 McIntosh Band Students selected for the District Honor Band this past weekend. 26 students were able to participate and did an outstanding job this weekend at Sandy Creek. 

Congratulations! Last Changed

Congratulations to Tad Paulsel, Nicole Young and Ethan Watson on being accepted to the UGA School of Music. The students attended JanFest Honor Band this weekend and while there chose to do a separate audition for the college of music. All three were told during the audition that they have been accepted to the school of music! It is unusual to be told your results during an audition so we are beyond proud of these individuals! Photo attached!


Congratulations Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra Members! Last Changed

The Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra is the Junior organization to the Symphony Orchestra. It is a very challenging audition process and  it is very difficult to gain membership. Our McIntosh students did an outstanding job this season! 

Bassoon-Emily Schuler
Clarinet-Alicia Zamore
Trumpet-Steven Lukehart
Percussion-Parker Olson
Percussion-Michael Dehan


Congratulations to the members of the 2015 All State Band and Orchestra! Last Changed

Bimm All State Band

3rd Chair Joey Ciancia

9th Chair Keba Simelane


Watkins Band

3rd Chair Tyler Lane

3rd Chair Michael Dehan


9th/10th Orchestra

2nd Chair  Flute Natalie Hung

1st Chair Clarinet Alicia Zamore

1st Chair Trumpet Steven Lukehart

1st Chair Percussion Parker Olsen



2nd Chair Bassoon Emily Shuler


11th/12th Orchestra

2nd Chair Flute Rachel Anders


Colburn Band

10th Chair Pearce Kramer



2nd Flute Alternate -Abby Knox


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Happy New Year!

Don't forget about the 2nd Annual High School Concerto Competition at Georgia State University. The deadline for application is approaching quickly (January 9th). There are cash prizes for the winning students and they get to perform their concerto with the bands of Georgia State too!


The High School Concerto Competition is an annual event hosted by the Georgia State School of Music and is open to high school wind and percussion students. All high school level students of the 2014-15 academic year are eligible for the competition, including homeschooled musicians. Winners receive a cash prize and perform with a Georgia State University Band on Thursday March 5, 2015.

For more detailed information about audition requirements and process, please visit the competition's official announcement page. (


Congratuations District Honor Band Participants Last Changed

Congratulations to the following McIntosh Students who have earned a position in our District 2015 Honor Band. The number next to their name is their chair position within the section. 


FEBRUARY 6&7 Sandy Creek High School


9th-10th Grade Members



3rd-Natalie Hung

6th-Abby Knox

8-Noemi Gentzke

11-Katelyn Stephens



1st-Alisha Zamore

7th-Chaeeun Lim

9th-Doug Morris

12th-Hyunkung Lee


Tenor Saxophone

1st-Nicholas DiBattista



1st-Joey Ciancia

3rd-Steven Lukehart

6th-Keba Simelane

15th-Drew Perez


French Horn

1st-Tyler Lane

5th-Lincoln Anders



1st-Parker Olson

2nd-Michael Dehan

6th-Wesley Dodgen



11th and 12th Grade Members


1st-Rachel Anders

9th-Nicole Young



4th Steve York



2nd Emily Schuler



1st Pearce Kramer

7th-Kevin Kwon

8th-Zoe Knox

10th-Tad Paulsel



15th-Hyungyu Lee


French Horn

4th-Ethan Watson


Alternate-Alexandra Dumas

Alternate-Ethan Caldwell

Alternate-Drew Perez

Alternate-Emma Vender




Congratuations First Round All-State Qualifers Last Changed
Congratulations to the following students who scored high enough to pass the first round of All State Band and Orchestra auditions this year. These students will go to Houston County High School in January for the final round audition.  
Lincoln Anders
Rachel Anders
Joey Ciancia
Michael Dehan
Nicholas DiBattista
Noemi Gentzke
Natalie Hung
Abby Knox
Zoe Knox
Pearce Kramer
Kevin Kwon
Tyler Lane
Hyunkyung Lee
Chaeeun Lim
Steven Lukehart
Doug Morris
Parker Olson
Emily Schuler
Keba Simelane
Steve York
Alisha Zamore
Katelyn Stephens
Nicole Young
Ethan Watson
Congratulations Marching Band Members Last Changed

Congratulations to all members of the 2014 Spirit of McIntosh Marching Band on a great season! The following students received special recognition at this years award ceremony. 



Student Choice

Directors' Choice 

Guard and Majorette 

Guard and Majorette  

Abby Krikorian 

Meghan Keirn 

Jamilla Clark 

Helen Davison 



Michael Dehan 

Gerald Akenten and Michael Dehan 

Rachel Anders 

Michael Ferrara 

High Brass 

High Brass 

Emma Vender 

Ethan Watson and Joey Ciancia 

Joe Diragi 

Nick Paulsel 

Low Brass 

Low Brass 

Lincoln Anders 

Matthew Hampton 

John Williamson 

Luke Davis 



Doug Morris 

Bianca Cathern 

Gracie Reamer 

Noemi Gentze 

Barbara Baker
Director of Bands, McIntosh High School


Congratulations Jazz Students Last Changed

Congratulations to the following students who were selected to the All State Jazz Clinic which coincides with the second round All State Jazz auditions. The students selected for this special event are: Joey Ciancia, Stephen Lukehart and Sangwoo Shim 

Concert Uniforms Last Changed

We are currently accepting orders for girls and boys concert wear. Make your check payable to McIntosh Band Boosters. The money and order form must be turned in to the band room by the end of the day on November 20, 2014.  We do have a limited number of used items for sale come to the band room before or after school in order to see the inventory. 

Click here for order form and sizing information.  

Newnan Competition - Video of Performance Last Changed

This is the link to the Spirit of McIntosh's final competition performance of the season at Newnan High School on Saturday November 1st. 

Thanks to Mr. Morris for the video and Mr. Burton for the shout out. 

Creekview Competition Results Last Changed

The Spirit of McIntosh Marching Band competed 25th October at the Creekview High School Marching Band. The band received superior ratings from 4 out of 5 overall band judges. The band also received superior ratings in the following captions: Colorguard, Drum Major, Majorette, and Percussion. The Drum Majors were #1 in class and the Majorette was the overall highest scorer for the entire competition!


This is a link to the performance:

Great representation by Fayette County at All State Jazz this past weekend. Last Changed
McIntosh had students pass in 6 areas, Sandy Creek in two areas and Whitewater in one area. Out of the 12 students for our district who passed to the next level, 8 were Fayette County students. These students will participate in an Honors Jazz Clinic in December which will be held on the campus of Valdosta State University and are in the running for membership in the 2015 All State Jazz Band. 

Last Name First Name Instrument High School Director
Dallas Andrew Alto Saxophone Whitewater High School  Jack Jean
Lukehart Steven Trumpet McIntosh High School  Barbara Baker
Chapman Quincy  Tenor Saxophone Sandy Creek High School  John Kelley
Campbell Michael Bass McIntosh High School  Barbara Baker
Shim  Sangwoo Tenor Saxophone McIntosh High School  Barbara Baker
Olson Parker Drum Set McIntosh High School  Barbara Baker
Lukehart Steven Piano McIntosh High School  Barbara Baker
Ciancia Joey Trumpet McIntosh High School  Barbara Baker
Ramirez Nathanel Drum Set M.E. Stilwell School of the Arts Derrick Jackson
Spindler Matthew Trombone Sandy Creek High School  John Kelley
Crawford Rasheed Drum Set M.E. Stilwell School of the Arts Derrick Jackson
Boddie Timothy Drum Set Sandy Creek High School  John Kelley



Photos of Band Sections and Lake Lanier Competition Last Changed

Photos of the 2014 Spirit of McIntosh Marching Band sections and of the Lake Lanier Competition have been uploaded to this website. Click on this link to view them: 

Spirit of McIntosh first 2014 Competition - Lake Lanier Last Changed

Congratulations to The Spirit of McIntosh Marching Band who competed this past weekend at the Lake Lanier Tournament of Bands at Chestatee High School. The Band Earned Superior Ratings in the following categories: Overall Band, Percussion, Colorguard, Drum Major and Majorette. The band earned a Sweepstakes Award for earning all superior ratings in every caption. The percussion section earned first place in their Division and our Featured Twirler was the high scorer for the day.  

Click here  to view the morning Festival performance of the Spirit of McIntosh at the Lake Lanier competition.  

Click here to view the Festival awards.

The show this year is entitled Space, the Final Frontier.

  Part of the Leadership Team prior to the competition awards ceremony.

Photos of Spirit of McIntosh Marching Band available to view on this website Last Changed

Click on the album names below to view the photos.  

Album: 2014 MB Football Game - Morrow - 09-28-2014

Album: 2014 MB - Saturday Practice - 09-20-2014


2014 Spirit Of McIntosh Color Guard Last Changed


Congratulations to Natalie Hung! Last Changed
Congratulations to Natalie Hung who is the 1st chair flute player for the Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra of Atlanta.

The Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestras of Atlanta is a community-based youth orchestra dedicated to the highest level of music-making in a supportive, caring environment that fosters creativity and camaraderie. MYSO provide young students with unique opportunities to continue their music education in a full orchestral setting.  Instilling in its members a life long love of music.

The 2014-2015 season will be the twenty-fifth anniversary season of the Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestras of Atlanta. We will be beginning another successful year  providing orchestral education and performance of great orchestral literature to talented string, wind, brass and percussion students from the metropolitan Atlanta area.  
Spirit of McIntosh 2014 Leadership Team Last Changed

Band Leadership Team 2014

Drum Majors

Tad Paulsel and Anthony Robinson


Band Captain-Ethan Watson (Student Leader Visual)

            Band President-Daniel Dehan (Student Leader Music)


Brass Captain

John Williamson



Woodwind Captain

Bianca Carthern


Colorguard Captain

Helen Davison


Percussion Captain

Gerald Akenten



Leadership Assistants

Rachel Anders, Katie Ludecke, Mathew Hampton, Jamilla Clark, Ethan Caldwell


Equipment, Facility, Field and Props Leadership

Grace Davis, Eric Greenhaw, Jackson Post, Madeline Lyons